I’m Baxter, and I’m taking over Mom’s blog today, because I think everything’s been too much about people stuff lately. Mom promised we’re going to have a Madison day together tomorrow, the way we did when we first arrived. I hope so, because there’s a lot for me to do here.
I wandered Madison at sunset last night, only realizing after I had walked from East Street and Vaughn all the way to Vernon that the only memory card with me was still full from the family gathering over the weekend. I’ve been writing about the river again, and bridges. It’s a different cadence when you … More Bridges and rivers
Always having fun with this little camera of mine, I snapped a few photos for my readers at the Madison, Indiana fireworks during Regatta weekend.
I first began visiting Madison, Indiana in the spring. I couldn’t move here yet, because I had to finish my MFA in Pittsburgh, and I was scheduled for a May travel writing trip to Viet Nam. I couldn’t wait to get settled in with Kurt, because it was love at first site as I wandered … More Weekend Window: Our home in Madison, and the town in springtime
It’s rare when Kurt and I choose the exact same thing on a restaurant menu. Usually he’s steak and pasta to my fish and chicken. I’m wine, he’s a soft drink or Marguerita. And yes, we are that really annoying couple who often orders two different things and halves our plates so we can enjoy … More Food Friday: Fighting over ravioli at Crystal & Jules. Madison, Indiana
On July 12th I saw my first riverboat. I’m not talking about a dinner/dance cruise boat, or a yacht, but a Twainian escape from my 2012 landlubber self. I was a kid again, my own female version of Huck Finn. I knew riverboats existed. I’ve been to St. Louis and I’ve lived on and near … More American Queen and riverboat dreams. Another adventure in Madison, Indiana
Okay, okay. I don’t actually know how to “slam” or “jam” or anything remotely cool like that. But I couldn’t pass up going to an event titled “Creative Slam” in Madison, Indiana. The event page on Facebook I was invited to by my new friend and fellow writer JeffRey Phillips, had the following description: Open … More Creatively Slamming in Madison, Indiana
Spoiler alert: The Spirit of Qatar wins. I’m not a reporter. I’m a writer who allows herself to focus on a few small things and tell you my observations, my interactions, my thoughts. So it was with the 2012 Lucas Oil Madison Regatta. Except for a few lucky gentleman’s bets on my favorite, Miss Madison, … More Marla dreams of stealing a hydroplane. Madison Regatta, Part 3 of 3.